And then there's this guy. Colonel John Paul Stapp liked to use himself as a human guinea pig while studying ways for pilots to withstand more g-force. His first test more than tripled the basic 8. Through clever application of gizmology, he devised equipment that expanded what people could tolerate. His personal record was 46.2 g -- more than five times the presumed human limit. This guy had big brass balls. Not just for strapping himself to a rocket, because guys do dumb shit like that; but for admitting how far outside the envelope he really was. Even at twice the usual, people give you a lot of hairy eyeballs.
Survey says: soup's on! :D